Ricoh has introduced the GR III Diary Version, which encompasses a totally different “heat grey” end, comes with specially-designed equipment, and debuts a brand new picture mode that gives “a negative-film ending look.”
The restricted version digicam package, which Ricoh will solely produce 2,000 complete items of worldwide, is one more particular version model of a the GR III collection that was initially launched in 2019. The corporate made a Avenue Version package out there the next 12 months in restricted portions (3,500 complete to be precise). The digicam outdoors of the package remains to be available to purchase on Adorama.
Following the provision of the GR IIIx in September of 2021 — which swapped out the 18.3mm lens of the GR III with a brand new 40mm f/2.8 optic however made no different imaging adjustments — Ricoh launched an City Version model of the digicam in 2022. That digicam was initially described as out there in “restricted portions,” however ultimately made the digicam purchasable outdoors of the equipment it was initially bundled with. The GR IIIx City Version is still available to purchase.
The GR III Diary Version package comes with a leather-based finger strap and a case product of unbleached sailcloth, each coloured to match the digicam’s metallic “heat grey” end. Ricoh says that the colour was chosen to “replicate the digicam’s reliability and high quality, in addition to to guarantee agency maintain on the digicam physique,” but additionally as a result of the corporate believes that the colour helps the digicam mix extra simply into every day life. It can additionally ship with a hoop cap and metallic sizzling shoe cowl — each completed in silver — which Ricoh says accentuates the warm-color digicam physique and “improve the sense of high quality.”
Aside from aesthetic adjustments, the GR III Diary Version is the primary Ricoh digicam to obtain a brand new picture mode that the corporate says gives an look that’s just like negative-film.
“Based mostly on the visible results attainable solely with unfavorable movie, this mode produces an beautiful steadiness between wealthy colours and the uniquely discolored prints ensuing from utilizing unfavorable movie,” the corporate says.
This new photograph mode might be out there for GR III and GR IIIx-series fashions through a firmware replace that’s scheduled to be launched following the provision of the Diary Version. On the time of publication, Ricoh didn’t present any examples of what images taken on this mode appear like.
The Ricoh GR III Diary Version Particular Restricted Equipment might be out there in late January 2023 from Ricoh’s web site for $1,149.95. The corporate says that it plans to promote the digicam as a standalone (with out the strap, ring cap, sizzling shoe cowl, or case) within the spring.
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